Bill McGlaughlin scales musical mountains during the first week of December, takes us through Bach's Christmas Oratorio during the holiday week, and ends the year with Part I of a two-week biography of Brahms. Explore with us, weeknights at 7:00 p.m.
Week of December 2 - Too Darn Big - This week we're ascending some of the most colossal musical mountains in existence- works like Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and Havergal Brian's Gothic Symphony that are (usually) too big to program on Exploring Music.
Week of December 9 – Hidden Gold, Part I - Get ready to discover your next favorite piece of music, as Bill McGlaughlin explores wonderful works that few people ever get to hear.
Week of December 16 – School Days - A celebration of young composers and performers.
Week of December 23 – Bach’s Christmas Oratorio - An exploration of the six cantatas, premiered at Leipzig’s St. Thomas and St. Nicholas Churches in 1734, that mark the period from Christmas to Epiphany.
Week of December 30 – Brahms, Part I - The first of a two-week biography exploring the music and life of the great German master, including his formative years as a pianist, meeting the Schumanns, the symphonies, his late works for clarinet, and more.